TODD MINIKUS SCORES VICTORY IN $100,000 ALLTECH NATIONAL GRAND PRIX ABOARD AMEX Z
The finale of the 2022 USEF Summer Series at World Equestrian Center – Ocala came to a thrilling close as 53 international contenders from 15 different nations contested the $100,000 Alltech National Grand Prix. Todd Minikus (USA) and Bit By Bit Group’s Amex Z (Andiamo Z x Senne) rose to the top of the leaderboard after an exciting nine-horse jump-off.
World renowned course designer, Guilherme Jorge (BRA) set the intricate track for the 53 starters. The course proved to be challenging and only nine managed to stay within the time allowed and keep all rails up. Of the nine, five were able to yield a double clean effort.
Olympian Santiago Lambre (BRA) and his own Pampero (Chacco-blue x Naloutaire) were the first pair down the ramp to attempt Jorge’s short track. Lambre and the speedy 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding flew around the track in 40.122 seconds which ultimately secured the pair the third place spot on the leaderboard.
Sharn Wordley and Mick Jagger followed the leading pair, but fell victim to one rail down. William Simpson and Tom Foley also had an unfortunate rail.